• Razer Posted: 1/25/2010 9:30am PST

    Spot on Matt. If Infiniti start making FWD cars, they'll start treading on Lexus' toes, and Lexus' target demographic is TOTALLY different from the nice BMW-clone niche they have now...

  • Tall1 Posted: 1/25/2010 9:00am PST

    I agree with Matt. 5 years ago they decided to abandon the front drive Maxima clone and focus on only RWD platforms to be considered a "real" player in the luxury market. I think they were headed in the right direction considering how little cred Acura has at the moment. If they adjusted their oddly designed FX and EX CUVs and just produced a nice looking spacious performance CUV, they would have better success in the market. Really is there even a size difference in those two vehicles? FX - butch EX -wuss is how i see it.

  • Tall1 Posted: 1/25/2010 8:59am PST

    I agree with Matt. 5 years ago they decided to abandon the front drive Maxima clone and focus on only RWD platforms to be considered a "real" player in the luxury market. I think they were headed in the right direction considering how little cred Acura has at the moment. If they adjusted their oddly designed FX and EX CUVs and just produced a nice looking spacious performance CUV, they would have better success in the market. Really is there even a size difference in those two vehicles? FX - butch EX -wuss is how i see it.

  • lucifer Posted: 1/25/2010 8:14am PST

    Considering the success of the TL & ES, among others, I think that this was long overdue. Performance & prestige is nice but in the end Infiniti also needs sales to keep itself profitable.

  • Matt Posted: 1/25/2010 8:13am PST

    the horror! I would hate to have my g sitting next to another maxima clone like the I30/35. Would dilute the brand, which has had a tight focus on driver oriented vehicles